But, lately, I just can't get my mind around much of anything quilt related. This became obvious when Rob was in the sewing room the other day and said "What happened to the silk quilt? Is it just waiting? Or are you trying to figure out how to finish it?" It is just waiting, under the excuse of I can't figure out how to finish it. I did figure out how to finish it. I just don't want to do it. It's going to be a ton of intense, high focus, tiny work and I just can't get motivated to sit down and do that.
Even my jubilee quilt is languishing. I tried to work on a block over the weekend, but it was just so many pieces and I couldn't quite wrap my head around it. I need to find my excitement about that again.
And, those table runners? Bah! Who knows whether I'll ever get sufficient motivation to do that. Although, they would be a good finger work project for vacation. Small enough that I could even hand quilt them without having to sit under a quilt.
I did get my friend's table runner finished. And, washed, and blocked. but, did I get it packed to mail? Nope. It's sitting on my sewing table with all the stuff to go into the box. Just no box. Not that I didn't find a ton of boxes in the right size while I was cleaning in the garage over the weekend. I just didn't bring one in and pack and seal and address it.
I want a new backpack. One really small. I found one in a store not long ago that cost way more than I wanted to spend, so I took pictures with my phone. I've been thinking about how to make it and yesterday, I gave it a try. I made the muslin and it came out terrific! In fact, I could use it, except it doesn't have the zippers in it and the stitches are all really big basting stitches. I need to shop for the zippers and webbing for the shoulder strap and then I can make the real one. But, I haven't. Just couldn't get to the store over the weekend.
We did spend a small fortune on summer clothes. Sydney needs summer clothes and we all needed something new for vacation. I picked up two shirts that needed small repairs. I brought them home, made the repairs and tried them on and one turned out to be a women's shirt...Large, which would be my size in a men's shirt and it was on the men's rack and I tried it on over a shirt and thought it would work, but I didn't button it up or I would have realized that it buttoned on the wrong side. Anyway, I repaired it and now it's headed back to goodwill because Sydney announced she would not wear it, even before I asked. Another shirt that needed repairs looked like my size, but it wasn't. Fortunately, it fit Rob, so I don't feel too bad about making repairs to it.
Look who picked out a dress. She actually picked out two. On sale. Way too expensive for the amount of fabric or the amount of stitching involved in them. But, she picked out a dress! It was a moment. Okay, it needs a blue sweater. Not sure where we'll find that. But, it's a dress! Not a t-shirt and jeans.
And, sandals! It was such a girl moment.
And, when she picked this to wear out to dinner on Saturday nite, we just had to have pictures. A dress! And, sandals! Rob and I felt under dressed for dinner for the first time.
And, just so I can add something to the done pile, I found this twin sized quilt on the trash pile this morning. Somebody was moving and they basically put everything they didn't want on the curb. We can't really use a twin sized quilt, even though this one is pretty (but cheaply and badly made with huge hand quilting stitches that are more like basting than quilting) so it will be the starter for the Linus pile. Sometimes you just have to prime the pump to get something started.
Okay, so that's enough of me griping because I can't get myself motivated to do what I want to do. I'm plenty motivated for what needs to be done...Sydney summer camp and basketball camp and prepping for vacation. But, that's not getting any quilts quilted. I guess the problem here is that doing all the stuff I need to be doing is taking up all my mental capacity from the things I'd like to be doing. And, I'm slightly put out with my inability to do 15 tasks at a time right now.
Anyway, how about we finish with a funny food story. Yesterday, I decided to make a peach cobbler. I had some peaches in the freezer and wanted to use them and a cobbler just sounded delicious. So, I found my recipe and I thawed the peaches and I put it all together and added the topper and put it in the toaster oven and for once, didn't forget it and burn the top. Last night, I dished up peach cobbler and whipped cream. I took a bite and it tasted funny. Rob took a bite and asked what was wrong with it. He said the peaches tasted like paint. I didn't want to admit it, but he was right. Sydney's comment was that's what happens when you leave peaches in the freezer that were picked by Moses. And, she was right. They were really old. But, I didn't expect them to taste like paint. So, that went in the trash. Except the whipped cream. We all ate our whipped cream. And, that was last night's desert.
Have a great Monday. Lane